Wednesday, June 06, 2012

momo

1st peach this summer, kinda puny, hope it is good In Japanese, peach is momo. You may have heard the story of Momotaro (peach boy)?!

Anyway, with summer upon us, the stone fruits are starting to pop up in the markets. Some, like the bing cherries are imported. But the bulk, like peaches and plums are local (meaning, grown somewhere in Japan).

I bought these peaches they were a little small, only the size of a tiny fist and only weighed about 100 grams each. They also weren't as expensive as they can sometimes get...298 yen.

peach These were good, the skin just peeled right off and the fruit was very juicy and sweet.

Looks like rainy season will start sometime next week for us...definitely not looking forward to that, but am looking forward to more of these summer fruits.

What fruits are you enjoying these days?

9 comments:

K said...

That peach looks delicious!

Amy McPherson Sirk said...

Here in Swampeast Missouri the strawberries, raspberries, and blueberries are done for the year. The blackberries are just starting to come in and peaches will be here in a few weeks. Usually the peaches ripen in July and August but this year we've had crazy weather and the crops are nearly a month ahead of schedule.

K and S said...

it was good K :)

I agree there's been crazy weather Amy, hope you can enjoy more of the summer fruits!

Take care you two.
Kat

Kathy YL Chan said...

We just got the tiniest strawberries from the Greenmarket...hoping to whip up a strawberry tart this weekend ^-^

K and S said...

ooh look forward to seeing your post on that Kathy :)

Take care.
Kat

KirkK said...

Hi Kat - When we were in elementary school, I think everyone read about Momotaro.....nice memories for me!

K and S said...

yeah I liked those stories too Kirk!

Take care.
Kat

Rowena... said...

Were those peaches the white ones? White or yellow, I love them all, and we're just starting to see italian peaches and nectarines in the supermarkets. Before that they were being trucked in from Spain, just like the strawberries. Rainy season seemed to have never left, so I'm hoping that the prediction of solid sun and warmer temps this week will stick around. We were watching the news the other night and Venice had a tornado?!? Weird weather this year, my plants all struggled but the weeds did fine as usual.

K and S said...

white peaches Rowena, yeah I saw that funnel cloud in Venice on the news, scary stuff!

Take care.
Kat